John "Jack" AndersonJohn "Jack" Anderson, 86, Fargo, ND, formerly Wahpeton, ND, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013 at the VA Medical Center, Fargo. The Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m., at St. John's Catholic Church, Wahpeton. Visitation will be Tuesday, at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, from 5 PM to 7 PM with a 7 PM Prayer Vigil, also visitation will be one hour before the service at the church with a Knights of Columbus rosary said at 9:30 AM on Wednesday. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Wahpeton.
Jack was born November 17, 1926, at Wahpeton, ND, the son of Elmer A. and Anna E. (McInnis) Anderson. He attended schools in Wahpeton, graduating from Wahpeton High School in 1944. He served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946 where he served on the USS California and USS Cleveland in Okinawa and the Philippines. After his honorable discharge he returned to the area where he married Mary Ann Althoff on May 1, 1950 at St. Phillips Catholic Church, Hankinson, ND. The couple lived in Wahpeton where they raised their family. Jack worked at Lillegards Chevrolet for several years and for 22 years at Globe Gazette in Wahpeton before working for 3 M in Wahpeton, where he retired from.